Abia Local Goverment election may not hold today- ABSIEC



The Chairman of Abia State Independent Electoral Commission, ABSIEC, Prof Mkpa Agu Mkpa, has hinted that the Local Government Election scheduled for today May 19, 2023 may not hold due to some challenges.

Prof. Mkpa, in an exclusive chat with FLO FM NEWS, said the commission was yet to vacate prevailing orders from Arochukwu and Bende High Courts, which bared them from conducting the election.

He also blamed the ongoing industrial action by members of Nigeria Labour Congress in Abia State as another factor that affected their plans.

Recall that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had reassured that he would conduct a third local council election before end of his tenure despite criticisms from opposition parties.